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28th Dec 2018, 22:53
Replies: 4
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Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Titsey is still operational . Take a visit to...

Titsey is still operational .
Take a visit to the gliding club at Kenley.
You may find someone sympathetic to your cause.
Particularly if you show a interest in Gliding
4th Nov 2016, 16:00
Replies: 117
Views: 67,081
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Tim & Richard Doyle

Worked for Tim as an instructor back in the 70's.
Also did most of Richard's training.
Very happy times for me.

Sadly, I attended both funerals.
Miss, Richard as we had good memories.
26th Oct 2015, 23:42
Replies: 14
Views: 4,606
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Andrewsfield

Do have a look at Andrewsfield.
Lovely little airfield.
Great atmosphere
Excellent instructors especially Bob Gardner.
On site examiner with Carole Cooper.
No long Taxiing.
Compact Club House...
4th Aug 2015, 17:02
Replies: 48
Views: 7,067
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

You were probably looking in the wrong place ! ...

You were probably looking in the wrong place !
Cast your eyes at the far end of the runway and it may never happen again .
9th Jun 2015, 14:42
Replies: 8
Views: 2,871
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

ANDREWSFIELD

Andrewsfield - couldn't agree more.
I completed a CRI course earlier this year with Bob Gardener.
Superb, demanding, comprehensive.
Big bonus - no long taxiing or holds - straight on to the...
11th May 2015, 11:05
Replies: 18
Views: 3,461
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Kenley

Consider Kenley.
Only a week day club. So you need time off in the week.
Gliding is not turn up, fly and go home, so be prepared to spend at least half a day and enjoy the club activities.
If you...
9th May 2015, 15:08
Replies: 66
Views: 13,592
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Quote: That's me - and I shall certainly...

Quote:

That's me - and I shall certainly read any instructions carefully and discuss it with my friendly neighbourhood examiner before I use it.


Genghis
Hypothetical question.


...
6th May 2015, 16:24
Replies: 80
Views: 17,334
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Quote "Unless you have an injected engine...

Quote

"Unless you have an injected engine when you cease worrying."


Then why bother to have an alternate air supply ?
24th Apr 2015, 23:39
Replies: 22
Views: 3,935
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Quote: Oldbiggincfi Crash one...

Quote:
Oldbiggincfi
Crash one What is the difference between a Single Engine Piston aircraft and a microlight?




Electric Fuel Pump !
My Emeraude weighs 610kg...
20th Apr 2015, 11:32
Replies: 22
Views: 3,935
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Crash one What is the difference between a...

Crash one What is the difference between a Single Engine Piston aircraft and a microlight?




Electric Fuel Pump !
12th Apr 2015, 23:32
Replies: 1
Views: 1,844
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

What's the situation with a pre JAR non expiring...

What's the situation with a pre JAR non expiring licence holder with a valid medical but out of validation.
Can a CRI or FI authorise solo flight ?
27th Feb 2015, 23:58
Replies: 10
Views: 2,172
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Damyns Hall

If she just wants to learn to fly does she need a PPL ?
Damyns Hall can't be too difficult from Tower Bridge by road.
Get in touch with Deepak and do a NPPL.
Nice modern aircraft and an easy...
24th Oct 2014, 14:44
Replies: 117
Views: 67,081
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Does anyone remember that AZTEC G-BDAX ? ...

Does anyone remember that AZTEC G-BDAX ?

Left hand engine chucked out black smoke and stopped when you most needed it !

Or was I the only one brave enough to fly it ?
24th Oct 2014, 14:07
Replies: 64
Views: 8,248
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Lots of advice on the benefits of Condors and...

Lots of advice on the benefits of Condors and Jodels.

Is there anyone now offering instruction on these ?
27th Jul 2013, 23:22
Replies: 25
Views: 3,704
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Your son is training at a Gliding site ? Does...

Your son is training at a Gliding site ?
Does he fly Gliders ?
If not ? Why not?
With a BGA Glider Pilot Licence ( Bronze With X/C endorsement) already has enough hrs to convert to a NPPL.

Has...
28th Jun 2013, 10:56
Replies: 33
Views: 3,475
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Glider/Sailplane EASA Licence

I understand that its inception is imminent.


Originally, Early 2013 ? Currently, expected June 2013 ! but there's not much left.
27th Jun 2013, 09:16
Replies: 33
Views: 3,475
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Glider/Sailplane EASA Licence

Am I missing something with this thread ?
Has anyone in the UK been Issued with a Glider/Sailplane EASA Licence ?
20th Jun 2013, 23:50
Replies: 15
Views: 2,162
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Tom Don't forget you can now solo in a glider...

Tom
Don't forget you can now solo in a glider at 14.
Take a summer holiday break at one of the residential Gliding Sites.
Student rates are usually very reasonable. Easy to move on to the NPPL.
9th May 2013, 14:48
Replies: 20
Views: 6,125
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Cool FlyingOfficerKite It could have been ! ...

FlyingOfficerKite

It could have been !
If you had to complete your PPL following club closure following a bailiff's visit !
Certainly I was about at that time.

Bring back the Condor with...
9th May 2013, 09:59
Replies: 20
Views: 6,125
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

Cool Much more interesting with a stopped prop ! Had...

Much more interesting with a stopped prop !
Had a flat battery so required a swing start.
Spinning exercise with the club owners son.
Standard spin entry and then the prop stopped followed by a...
22nd Mar 2009, 00:07
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By Oldbiggincfi

PPL FE Renewal

Where are you ? I need a skills test . Just maybe convenient.
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